An El Paso man is among three people who died in a crash near Lordsburg Sunday afternoon.
State police say the wreck happened at about 3:30 p.m. on I-10 at mile post 19.
According to a news release, Jose Apodaca, 47, was driving a tractor-trailer on the freeway’s westbound lanes when another semi-truck crossed the median and hit him head-on.
One of the semis then hit a pickup truck before both tractor-trailers caught on fire.
Apocada died at the scene, police say.
Arizona resident Susan Rojo, 47, a passenger in the pickup truck, and Sean White, the California driver of the other semi-truck, were also pronounced dead.
The driver and a second passenger inside the pickup truck were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
Police say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, and seatbelt use has not yet been determined.
New Mexico State Police will continue to investigate.